was successfully added to your cart.


Engineer I – III (Transportation Research Engineer) ($2,500 hiring incentive)

By June 1, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • July 30, 2022

Dept. of Transportation

*** $2,500 Hiring Incentive! ***
Current Department of Transportation Employees do NOT qualify for the Hiring Incentive.

Job ID:  19300
Agency: Department of Transportation / Office of Inventory Management & Research

Salary: $27.05 – $35.80 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: E1 – E3
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Transportation. For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit https://dot.sd.gov/.

This position manages research projects and conducts research to develop, demonstrate, and deploy advanced technologies, methodologies, and knowledge; and improve cost effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of transportation systems. Duties include, but are not limited to, assessing and defining needs, priorities, strategic plans, and anticipated work efforts for proposed research projects; defining final project parameters and initiating selection processes to solicit consultants or other researchers; managing, coordinating, and overseeing assigned research projects to ensure they are carried out and completed according to contractual agreements; facilitating implementation results of research projects that span a broad spectrum of business areas to provide the level of expertise that ensures most effective adoption of research results; performing research as a principal investigator to develop and implement research projects; keeping current on prevailing transportation research initiatives, evolving practices, and new concepts in performing work functions in various transportation business areas; and providing technical expertise to support administrative decision-making.

Qualifications of the successful applicant will determine the engineering classification level assigned. Salary will be set depending on qualifications.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Only applicants with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related engineering field will be considered. Interest and experience in research and development applicable to transportation is preferred.

Knowledge of:

principles and practices of a technical discipline such as engineering or physical sciences;
principles of systems and project management;
scientific research methods;
applicable state and federal transportation laws;
department policies and procedures regarding project planning, development, design, and construction;
the principles of effective human relations.

Skill to:

analyze technical reports and regulations;
communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
facilitate consensus among groups with diverse and sometimes competing interests;
manage time and multiple tasks;
technical writing of research report documents.

Ability to:

expand personal knowledge in new subjects related to transportation and engineering;
analyze engineering problems and identify innovative solutions;
effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines;
set priorities, schedule activities, acquire resources, and monitor progress to ensure the successful completion of projects and assignments;
use vision, creativity, reasoning, and experience to reach conclusions and make effective decisions;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people.
Join the South Dakota Department of Transportation! View more about this opportunity here: https://youtu.be/WdCQix5wB8A.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=I3K
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

To apply for this job email your details to kimberly.smith@state.sd.us

Job Posting Link: Apply for Job